The Association

The Complete Warner Bros. & Valiant Singles Collection


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The Association were simply one of the finest, most beloved, and most commercially successful American vocal groups of the 1960s. Yet a complete singles collection of their golden Warner Bros. & Valiant years (1966-1971) has never been collected. UNTIL NOW!

Although the popular six-man band initially developed a straight-laced, M.O.R. image, they were actually much more dynamic than that. They helped pioneer the new musical genre dubbed “folk-rock” by Troubadour owner Doug Weston and fused this sound with a sophisticated vocal blend that was on par with The Beach Boys. And contrary to their hop-sack-suited image, they were all spiritual seekers, with one member, Jules Alexander, leaving the band for a pilgrimage to India nearly a year before The Beatles.

The deluxe, double Digipak includes a full-colour booklet with previously unpublished photos, and extensive liner notes featuring track-by-track commentary from original band members Terry Kirkman, Russ Giguere, Larry Ramos, Jules Alexander, Ted Bluechel Jr., and Jim Yester; as well as songwriters P.F. Sloan, Ruthann Friedman, Tandyn Almer, and Dick Addrisi; and producers Bones Howe, Jerry Yester, and others!

Tracklist

DISC ONE

  1. ONE TOO MANY MORNINGS
  2. FORTY TIMES
  3. ALONG COMES MARY
  4. YOUR OWN LOVE
  5. CHERISH
  6. DON’T BLAME IT ON ME
  7. PANDORA’S GOLDEN HEEBIE JEEBIES
  8. STANDING STILL
  9. NO FAIR AT ALL
  10. LOOKING GLASS
  11. WINDY
  12. SOMETIME
  13. NEVER MY LOVE
  14. REQUIEM FOR THE MASSES
  15. EVERYTHING THAT TOUCHES YOU
  16. WE LOVE US
  17. TIME FOR LIVIN’
  18. BIRTHDAY MORNING

DISC TWO

  1. SIX MAN BAND
  2. LIKE ALWAYS
  3. GOODBYE, COLUMBUS
  4. THE TIME IT IS TODAY
  5. UNDER BRANCHES
  6. HEAR IN HERE
  7. DUBUQUE BLUES
  8. ARE YOU READY
  9. JUST ABOUT THE SAME
  10. LOOK AT ME, LOOK AT YOU
  11. ALONG THE WAY
  12. TRAVELERS GUIDE (SPANISH FLYER)
  13. F. SLOAN
  14. BRING YOURSELF HOME
  15. IT’S GOTTA BE REAL
  16. THAT’S RACIN’
  17. MAKES ME CRY (FUNNY KIND OF SONG)